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Walker to speak at HNPS meeting on Sunday

January 11th 11:20 am | Staff Report Print this article   Email this article  

The Homer Native Plant Society will be holding a meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 to discuss "What's for Lunch: How Native Plants in Kachemak Bay Provide Food for Juvenile Salmon." Coowe Walker, a program watershed ecologist for the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will be the featured speaker. Walker has done extensive research that documents the influence of alders, peatlands, and saltmarshes in the diets and growth of juvenile salmon. Her talk will show how local landscapes and waterscapes are connected.

The meeting will be held at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. For details, email


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